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St. Luke's Hospital Pharmacy Tech-ITC in DULUTH, Minnesota



  • The Pharmacy Technician-ITC compounds all necessary sterile products for patient care, including hazardous medications. The Pharmacy Technician-ITC is the primary resource for the ITC Pharmacy staff regarding correct technique and processes to meet all state and legal requirements regarding hazardous medication preparation and control, including training and mentoring. The Pharmacy Technician-ITC also serves as the primary resource for cleaning and maintenance of the clean rooms as well as ordering necessary medications and supplies for the ITC Pharmacy, adhering to contract and 340B requirements.


  • Education: High School graduate or equivalent.

  • Experience: Hospital pharmacy environment experience.

  • Licensure/Certification/Registration: Minnesota Technician registration prior to hire. National technician certification prior to hire (e.g. CPhT).


  • Education: Completion of approved pharmacy tech training program.

  • Experience: Infusion therapy pharmacy environment experience.

  • Licensure/Certification/Registration: N/A


  • Familiarity with drug names, both brand and generic; understanding and ability to utilize the Pharmacy Information System as well as PCs in the pharmacy; operational knowledge of equipment used in the pharmacy; operational knowledge of all equipment used in the IV room; knowledge of aseptic technique for preparing parenteral products; knowledge to estimate, calculate and accurately check all procedures for solving calculation problems; ability to follow written and oral instructions with accuracy and dependability; ability to communicate verbal and written instructions; ability to work sustained attention on repetitive tasks. Ability to distinguish routine functions from those that require professional judgment; good finger dexterity; ability to do light typing; ability to learn and participate in all areas assigned; ability to adapt to the changing role of Hospital pharmacy and develop new technician roles; ability to give consistent attention to details. No history of drug addiction or misuses; good physical and emotional health patterns; attends lectures and classes for self-improvement; pleasant personality and cooperative attitude in adjusting to a variety of pharmacy situations; work experience that indicates responsibility, maturity and accountability. In addition, knowledge of organizing work responsibilities efficiently; demonstrates care, alertness and exactness. Able to work varying shifts as needed.

  • READING - Intermediate: Ability to read and interpret documents such as operating and maintenance instructions and procedure manuals.

  • WRITING - Intermediate: Ability to write routine reports, correspondence, or procedures.

  • SPEAKING - Intermediate: Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one, small group situations or before groups of customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.

  • MATHEMATICAL SKILLS - Intermediate Skills: Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals and to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, area, circumference, and volume. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw or interpret bar graphs to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.

  • REASONING ABILITY - Intermediate Skills: Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram form. Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.



  • Ability to see, hear, stand, talk, bend and sit for an eight (8) hour period; ability to lift up to thirty-five (35) pounds

  • Stand - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)

  • Walk - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)

  • Sit - Frequently 1/3 to 2/3 (2.5 – 5.5 hours)

  • Use hands to finger, handle, or feel - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)

  • Reach with hands and arms - Frequently 1/3 to 2/3 (2.5 – 5.5 hours)

  • Stoop, squat, kneel, or crouch - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)

  • Bending-repetitive forward - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)

  • Talk or hear - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)


  • Up to 10 pounds - Continuously Over 2/3 (5.5 – 8 hours)

  • Up to 25 pounds - Frequently 1/3 to 2/3 (2.5 – 5.5 hours)

  • Up to 35 pounds - Occasionally Under 1/3 (1-2.5 hours)


  • Typical Noise Level - Moderate noise (examples: business office with computers and printers, light traffic)

  • Hazardous drug exposure